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  Uniquely Configurable Flexicon FPC60 Fill/Finish System Offers Production Flexibility

Flexicon FPC60 fill/finish systemWatson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has unveiled the new Flexicon FPC60 highly accurate peristaltic fill/finish system. A wide variety of modules are available for the system, allowing users to create their own bespoke filling solution to suit small-batch applications. The modules include vial infeed, filling, stoppering, capping, auto-reject, gas purging and product outfeed. Capable of handling vial sizes between 2R and 100H the FPC60...


  Quantum Peristaltic Bioprocessing Pump Selected by Leading Biotech Training Institute

Quantum peristaltic bioprocessing pumpA collaboration between Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) and a leading American training institute is helping to deliver first-class learning experiences for the bioprocessing sector. The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) in North Carolina, USA is now equipped with WMFTG’s Quantum pump technology: thereby offering users and trainees access to the latest in pump innovation in bioprocessing...


  ACHEMA Presentation Provides Focus on the Use of Extractables Data from Single-Use Components for Risk Assessment

A presentation to be delivered at ACHEMA 2018 by the Group Product Compliance Manager at Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, Sade Mokuolu Ph.D, will focus on how to reduce risk in the product development process through the use of validated fluid path solutions. Dr Mokuolu’s presentation is part of the event Process analytical technology - Bio-chemical processes II....


  Watson-Marlow Limited is Honoured with Queen

Queen's awardThe award recognises the Company’s development of its Qdos pump technology the world’s first self-contained, chemical metering pumpQdos, the innovative chemical metering pump wins the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2018. This category rewards world class innovation coupled with proof of five years of sustained sales...


  Independent White Paper Concludes: Quantum Technology

Quantum UniversalRigorous testing and data analysis from independent consultant, PDS Sandbox LLC offers conclusive proof that Watson-Marlow’s Quantum 600 peristaltic pump demonstrates an: “…excellent level of precision across a full range of pressures...


  WMFTG Unveils Flexicon PF7 Tabletop Peristaltic Liquid Filling Machine

PF7New from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is the Flexicon PF7 peristaltic tabletop aseptic liquid filling machine optimised for operation in GMP regulated industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostics.

Engineered with Flexicon’s trademark precision performance, the PF7 adds a more intuitive, validation-friendly operator interface to reduce the risk of costly filling errors. Precision performance. Optimised for precision dispensing by weight or by volume using Accusil tubing....


  Control Capability Drives Pump Selection at Fidia Farmaceutici

A leading European manufacturer of health products is benefiting from the control capabilities of peristaltic pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG).

fidiaThe pumps are being used for the precise metering of water-based buffer agents such as hydrogen chloride (HCl) and glycerol, at one of its production facilities on the island of Sicily. Established in 1946, Fidia Farmaceutici SpA is headquartered in Abano Terne near Padua, Italy....


  Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group UK Businesses Honoured with Queen

Business Secretary Greg Clark has named the UK businesses within the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group as winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 91st birthday.

WMT2_BioPureWatson-Marlow Ltd and Bio Pure Technology Limited, win the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2017. The award reflects the company’s outstanding continuous growth of 76.6% in overseas sales over the judging period....


  Quantum Redefines Peristaltic Pump Performance for Single-Use Downstream Bioprocessing

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has unveiled its innovative Quantum peristaltic pump with patented ReNu single-use (SU) Technology cartridge.

QuantumEngineered by the world leader in peristaltic innovation, Quantum sets the new standard for high-pressure feed pumps in SU tangential flow filtration (TFF), virus filtration (VF) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).  Quantum represents a step-change in pump technology for bioprocessing by enabling higher downstream process yields throughout the pressure range....


  White Paper Highlights how Efficacy, Safety or Quality of Final Drug Product Could be Improved Through use of Post-Cured Tubing in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

A white paper that provides evidence of the positive effects of post-curing on the reduction of cyclosiloxane contamination in silicone tubing manufacture has been publishedby Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG). 

watson marlowAs a provider of single-use components including world-leading niche peristaltic pump and associated fluid path technologies, WMFTG demonstrates that the post-curing process significantly reduces the presence of cyclosiloxane contaminates in silicone tubing. Thereby, drug manufacturers opting to use post-cured tubing and tube assemblies, will benefit from improvements to the safety of the final drug product...


  Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group Acquires Aflex Hose Ltd

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group strengthens its product portfolio through the acquisition of Aflex Hose Limited.

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group acquires Aflex Hose LimitedWatson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG), the world leader in niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies, has acquired Aflex Hose Limited and its subsidiary Aflex Hose USA LLC (Aflex) through its parent company Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, for £61.4 million...


  Upgraded Automatic Filling System Offers Faster Set-Up and Increased Flexibility

A new and enhanced version of the Flexicon FlexFeed20 (FF20) automatic vial and bottle filling system is now available from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group.

FlexFeed20 V2The system is offered with a host of newly developed features designed to offer improved flexibility, faster set-up and greater protection from contamination of open vials/bottles. For many years, the Flexicon FF20 has proved to be the leading choice for those requiring aseptic filling of small batches in contract filling and diagnostics operations, particularly where there are many different sizes of bottles or vials...


  Watson-Marlow Supports Excellence in Biopharm Sector with Donation of Equipment to New Biotech Training Facility

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has demonstrated its support of the opening of a new, world-class Biotech Training Facility (BTF) in Leiden, Holland with the donation of its equipment.

Biotech FacilityWatson-Marlow hopes that the contribution of its equipment – which includes two of its new 530 series pumps and two 620 series pumps, plus a consignment of Pumpsil and PureWeld tubing - will support the aims and objectives of this impressive training facility. As a world-leader in complete fluid path solutions for the biopharmaceutical sector, WMFTG has also provided world-class technology from elsewhere in...


  New Watson-Marlow 530 Pumps Deliver Step-Change Improvements in Validated Process Security for Biopharm Applications

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, the world leader in peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies, has introduced its new 530 peristaltic cased pump for upstream and downstream bioprocessing tasks.  

New Watson-Marlow 530 pumpsThe launch of the 530 pumps builds on a platform of precise, high purity peristaltic technology. For the user, its enhanced operator and control system interface contribute to step-change improvements in validated process security. New features include colour HMI display and intuitive menu structures that provide visual status indication and minimal key presses....


  Peristaltic Pumps Maximise Uptime and Eliminate Contamination for Fluid Transfer Operation

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has supplied peristaltic pumps to Novasep for its  Sius™ TFF Skid, a tangential flow filtration system used in the biopharmaceutical industry to separate and concentrate biomolecules according to their size.

Novasep for its  Sius™ TFF SkidThe new skid is the first on the market to offer a 100 per cent single-use TFF solution. Watson Marlow 520UN/R2 and 620UN/RE pumps were selected to facilitate the system’s fluid transfer operations. In tangential flow filtration (TFF), the fluid to be processed circulates across a porous membrane and, under pressure, passes through its pores. Molecules of a greater size than the pores remain in the retentate, whereas small...


  asepticSU Single Use Technology Eliminates Cleaning Validation

A Cancer Research facility in Hertfordshire is among a growing contingent of clinical trial sites that have adopted asepticSU™ single use fluid path technology from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group.

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology GroupUsed in conjunction with two Flexicon FP50 automated filling and stoppering machines, asepticSU™ has helped the Biotherapeutics Development Unit (BDU) at South Mimms to eliminate the need for cleaning validation and simplify traceability of applied product contact components. The BDU is a modern, MHRA licensed, fully GMP-compliant, 2000 m² facility that is engaged in the process development and production of novel Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) for...


  Flexicon FF30 Tabletop Filling/Capping Machine Upgraded

Flexicon, a business division of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, has introduced an upgraded version of its established and successful FlexFeed30 (FF30) tabletop liquid filling and capping machine for the pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic industries.

The Flexicon FF30Focussing predominantly on ease-of-use, the upgraded features are set to make the Flexicon FF30 even more appealing for laboratories, hospital pharmacies, R&D departments, essential oil manufacturers, cosmetics producers and general subcontract filling companies. 1200 bottles per hour. The Flexicon FF30 is capable of filling and capping up to 1200 bottles per hour with diameters from 12 to 50mm (up to 110mm high). Standard...


  Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group acquires ASEPCO Corporation

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group strengthens its biopharmaceutical offering through the acquisition of ASEPCO® Corporation (Asepco).

watson marlowWatson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG), the world leader in niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies, has acquired Asepco through its parent company Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, for £7.0 million. Asepco, based in California USA, specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity aseptic valves and magnetic mixers for the bioprocessing industry. Asepco is a natural extension of the Watson-Marlow...



With development based on extensive feedback from customers, Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has launched its 120 cased peristaltic pump range.

120 pumpThe 120 pumps are perfectly suited to single-use systems where no contamination can be accepted. Ultimately the 120 pumps have been developed to increase the low-flow capabilities of the company's product range for applications in the biopharm sector. The market need for the 120 range is well understood, with customers voicing their own mantra, "keep it small, keep it simple". As a result, Watson-Marlow has produced...


  Watson-Marlow offers Small Batch Filling and Plugging System Complete with Automatic Check Weighing and 12" HMI

Compact Flexicon FPC50W filling machine offers accuracy, flexibility and efficiency

FPCwNewControWatson-Marlow offers its Flexicon FPC50W, an operator-friendly, fully-automated filling, plugging and capping system that offers accuracy, flexibility for aseptic filling in clinical trials and scale-up applications.  The new FPC50W is equipped with a Wipotec weighing cell, which measures the weight of each individual fill with an accuracy rate of +/-0.002g. The FPC50W filling and capping system handles filling requirements for clinical trials and...


  Russian Institute Upscale with Three Automatic Flexicon Liquid Filling Machines

A leading epidemiology research institute based in Moscow has ordered three Flexicon FMB210 fully automatic filling and capping systems from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group.

flexiconThe new machines will be at the forefront of providing anti-epidemic arrangements for communicable and parasite-born diseases. The move follows years of success using Flexicon semi-automatic equipment. Traditionally, the institute's laboratories performed simple manual filling and capping of bottles and micro-tubes. However, keen to advance, the organisation purchased its first Flexicon PF6 dispensing pump, a semi-automatic FF20 bottle handling system and FC10 crimp capper in 2006...


  Watson-Marlow OEM pumps ideal for automated laboratory instrumentation

Watson-Marlow OEM pumps ideal for automated laboratory instrumentation

400F/M1 OEM pumpsCaernarfon-based Bee Robotics, a designer and manufacturer of automated laboratory instruments, is using up to 500 400F/M1 OEM pumps from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group every year. Applied to a variety of liquid handling applications that complement a wide range of diagnostic kits, the company has been a satisfied customer since its inception in 1999...


  Bredel hose pump fuels vital energy breakthrough

San Diego-based Sapphire Energy, the pioneer of an entirely new industry – Green Crude production – is taking advantage of the unique benefits of Bredel hose pump technology from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group.

Sapphire Energy

Sapphire is using a Bredel 2100 for the shear sensitive transfer of algae used in an innovative fuel production process which offers the potential to transform America’s energy and petrochemical landscape. Backed by $100 million of government funding, in August 2012 Sapphire Energy opened its state-of-the-art Green Crude farm in Columbus, New Mexico....


  Flexicon Offers Next-Generation of Accusil Tubing for Filling Systems

Provides superior precision and functionality

Accusil High Accuracy Dispensing Tubing

Flexicon announces the next-generation of Accusil™ high accuracy dispensing tubing developed for use with their peristaltic fillers. The platinum-cured silicone tubing is manufactured in Flexicon’s state-of-the-art extrusion facility to ensure the highest quality product for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and diagnostic applications. The right tubing inside the right pump is essential for accurate and reliable dispensing. Consistent wall thickness and bore size ensure the correct liquid flow rate, while the proper tube strength and restitution allow the pump to function successfully...


  Flexicon machine aids biotherapeutics development work at Cancer Research UK

A Flexicon FP50 tabletop filling and stoppering machine from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has automated a previously manual process at a Cancer Research UK facility in Hertfordshire. The FP50 is delivering increased speed and reliability into this critical operation, as well as enhanced vial filling accuracy.

FP50 Cancer ResearchThe Cancer Research UK Biotherapeutics Development Unit (BDU) was constructed in 2010 at South Mimms near Potters Bar. It is a modern, MHRA licensed, fully cGMP-compliant, 2000 sq metre facility that is engaged in the process development and GMP production of novel Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) for phase I clinical trials sponsored by Cancer Research UK....


  Watson-Marlow OEM pumps help push the boundaries of automated cell culture

Following impressive results using OEM pumps from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group on an automated batch cell culture system, a Hertfordshire-based company specialising in automated life science applications has now adopted the pumps on additional products – with equal success.

  • TAP Bio systems - CompacT CellBase314D OEM pumpheads vital in fully automated batch cell culture solution
  • UK-manufactured machines built after consultation with major pharma players
  • 314D pumpheads now adopted on additional machines in the range


  Watson-Marlow launches new website Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, the market leader in positive displacement pump technology, has re-launched its UK website as part of a significant investment its global online presence.

The new Watson-Marlow UK websiteA key objective of the re-launch is to provide both new and existing customers with access to sector-oriented application information and an easier route to correct product selection. Developed in response to extensive online user trials and cutting-edge usability research, the new Watson-Marlow UK website will also provide a much clearer picture of the solutions now available from the company's six individual businesses...


  Flexicon automatic filler helps Cory Medical change production strategy Watson Marlow.A Flexicon FF20 automatic vial/bottle filling system in combination with a 520Di benchtop dispensing pump - both supplied by Watson-Marlow Pumps Group - has helped a leading laparoscopy device manufacturer switch from outsourced supply to in-house production of a fog-free solution used on endoscope lenses. The product prevents the formation of condensation on the distal lens when inside the patient...


  Flexicon Technology Optimises Intervet Flexicon Liquid Filling Flexicon Liquid Filling (a division of Watson-Marlow Pumps Group), working with isolator specialist Extract Technology, has provided an innovative liquid filling and capping solution that is tailored to the operating requirements of MSD Animal Health (MSDAH)...


  Watson-Marlow technology installed at significant new Irish research facility Watson MarlowThe newly-opened National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) in Dublin - a global centre of excellence for training and research in biopharmaceuticals - has been equipped with technology from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group. The €57million Institute, which was officially opened on 9 June 2011, is a world-class bioprocessing facility, built as the result of a collaboration between University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and the Institute of Technology, Sligo...


  Watson-Marlow Pumps Group Announces Annual Sales Increase of 23% Watson MarlowThe Falmouth based manufacturer of positive displacement pumps, tubing and accessories has seen sales increase by 23% to GBP103.0 million (2009: GBP83.8 million). Sales benefited from a full year of contribution from the MasoSine part of the business which was acquired in August 2009 and added 7% to the sales growth...


  Flexicon Celebrates 25 Years of Success Flexicon Liquid Filling SystemsFlexicon Liquid Filling Systems, part of the Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, is celebrating 25 years of success as a leading manufacturer and supplier of world-class aseptic liquid filling and capping systems...


  Watson-Marlow Launches Microsite in Five Languages for its 120 Cased Pump Watson Marlow PumpsA new microsite from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group is now available to people wishing to find out more about the 120 cased peristaltic pump range for biopharmaceuticals, science, research and OEM applications. The website, which is the first of its kind for Watson-Marlow, is available in five European languages.


  Flexicon FF30 - New And Improved Tabletop Filling and Capping Machine

FLEXICON FF30 - NEW AND IMPROVED TABLETOP FILLING AND CAPPING MACHINEFlexicon Liquid Filling, a business division of Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, is introducing a new and improved version of its established FF30 tabletop filling and capping machine for pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic applications...


  Watson-Marlow’s new 120 peristaltic pumpWith development based on extensive feedback from customers, Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has launched its new 120 peristaltic pump range. Ultimately the 120 pumps have been developed to increase the low-flow capabilities of the company's product range for applications in the biopharm and laboratory sectors. The market need is well understood, with customers voicing their own mantra, "keep it small, keep it simple". As a result, Watson-Marlow has produced a pump that is focussed on size, performance and ease-of-use.


  Modular Flexicon technology facilitates business growth at Hart Biologicals Modular Flexicon technology facilitates business growth at Hart BiologicalsInterchangeable technology from Flexicon Liquid Filling, a business division of Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, has helped family-run diagnostic reagent manufacturer, Hart Biologicals Ltd, accommodate business growth with the recent upgrade to an FF30 tabletop bottle filling and capping machine.


  Watson MarlowWith development based on extensive feedback from customers, Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has launched its new 120 cased peristaltic pump range. The new 120 pumps are perfectly suited to single-use systems where no contamination can be accepted


  Watson-Marlow Flexicon equipment automates diagnostic operations at Lab21 Lab21 has installed two semi-automatic Flexicon FF series tabletop filling machines from Watson-Marlow to both improve accuracy and relieve repetitive manual operations at two diagnostic product facilities in Suffolk. The investment allows this progressive and growing company to better support screening and diagnostic laboratories with technically advanced diagnostic products.


  Watson-Marlow MasoSine Pumps Provide Solution for Mixing of High Viscosity Pharmaceutical Products Aeropak (Chemical Products) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Diomed Developments handling various chemicals, is using three MasoSine sanitary pumps from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group to ensure the efficient and effective mixing of mainly aqueous and oil-based OTC and prescription medicine such as moisturising creams, and other dermatological products. The installation of the MasoSine pumps has helped facilitate a phase of extensive increases in throughput over the course of the past five years.



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